When Sun launched OpenSolaris, its open-source version of the Solaris operating system, it unleashed a gaggle of bloggers to give tours of the software project. Now that Sun launched its T2000 server, based on the 72-watt UltraSparc T1 "Niagara" processor, hardware specialists are getting a turn.
Dennis Sheahan pointed out that Sun switched the T2000 server from using 550-watt power supplies to 450-watt models after discovering even a full load wouldn't require that much electricity. The 450-watt power supplies are more efficient, consuming less power when running in the T2000's usual 340-watt range, he said.
Sheahan … Read more